The Case for God

My colleague Troy Jollimore wrote a wonderful review of Karen Armstrong's new book The Case for God. The view Armstrong defends in this book is attractive to many people, mostly intellectuals who want to keep their faith without having to deal with any of the problems their rationality would otherwise pressure them to face. As Troy so pithily puts it, Armstrong's view is "mysticism and metaphysical hand-waving raised to a truly objectionable level". Actually, it seems that Troy is more tolerant than I am; for me, all mysticism and metaphysical hand-waving are objectionable.

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